2 minute read - 6th September 2023
Jayplas to make £45m investment in Swansea
A £45m investment is set to more than double existing plastic reprocessing capacity in Wales and create over 100 new jobs at the former Toyoda Gosei factory in Swansea. Jayplas, a plastic reprocessing specialist, will develop an advanced facility capable of processing at least 100,000 tonnes of flexible and rigid plastics a year.
Once fully operational, it will reduce the carbon footprint of Wales by around 150,000 tonnes per year, the equivalent of taking 120,000 cars off the road, making a significant contribution towards net zero ambitions by 2050.
The facility will develop over three phases. Firstly, a mixed kerbside rigid plastics and film sorting plant, then a bottle wash and extrusion plant, and finally, a flexible packaging wash and processing plant.
Vaughan Gething, Welsh government minister for the economy, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Jayplas to Swansea for this significant development and vote of confidence in our workforce and net zero ambitions. Increasing capacity to reprocess and recycle plastic here in Wales opens opportunities to create an innovative and sustainable industry. This project includes significant skilled and green job creation, supports our decarbonisation journey, increases our reprocessing and recycling capacity and supports a stronger, fairer and greener economy.”
Kerry O’Neill, commercial manager at Jayplas, added: “Jayplas is delighted to announce we are opening a plastics processing and manufacturing plant in Swansea. We have worked closely with the Welsh government to expand our operations into Wales. We will utilise the latest, state of the art technology to ensure we have market leading facilities producing the highest quality products and bring long term investment and sustainable employment to the area.”